Dover, Del. (Sep. 5, 2018) --- American used a balanced hitting attack in a 3-0 shutout of Delaware State in the Hornets’ 2018 home opener in Memorial Hall this evening. The scores were 25-20, 25-15 and 25-19.
Aleksandra Kazala, Helena Elbeak and Vela McBride recorded 10 kills each to lead the Eagles, which posted a .424 attack percentage in the match. American (4-4) recorded 45 total kills and committed just nine errors on 85 attempts. AU setter Olivia Wassner led all players with 30 assists.
Delaware State (0-8) recorded a season-high hitting percentage and season-low for errors in the contest. The Hornets tallied 25 kills and 12 errors on 66 attempts for a season-best .197 attack percentage.
DSU returns to the road for its next nine matches, beginning with an appearance at the North Carolina A&T Tournament this weekend. The Hornets will face North Carolina A&T,
UNC-Greensboro and Winthrop during the two-day invitational.